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  • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ruth Cowen
  • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737

Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history. Learn intimate details of Elizabeth's childhood, her courtship and marriage, and the tragic moments following the death of Princess Diana. Born a minor royal in 1926, Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning British monarch and also the most recognizable woman in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

  • By Julia on 04-16-16

Long live the Queen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-19

I wasn't sure what to expect but was truly pleased. I'm one who can remember that Queen Elizabeth "accepted" the robes of the Monarchy of England at the age of 25. Most people look at me like "What?" Thank you for making this available. This "brief" but encompassing audio history was much appreciated by me as I enjoy various periods of the history of England immensely. I tend to read fictional period history (in romance form) through several authors.

  • The Lion's Lady

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved everything about this book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 06-03-13

Loved this story for Years!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

When I found the paperback years ago (many) I laughed and cried throughout. If you like Georgette Heyer, you'll really enjoy this story. I've bought at least 2 more copies and now found the Audible version. It's a fun story with a really bad guy, a great hero, a genuine "Damsel in Distress," some great supporting characters and humor. I have some other Julie Garwood and enjoy them too.

  • The Bite That Binds

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

It's just over a week until Sam will be Binding with Jared, and the only thing she wants is to spend that time relaxing and preparing for the ceremony. Unfortunately, she seems to be asking too much of fate, because suddenly she's lumbered with a number of distractions that have the potential to postpone, or even cancel, the Binding. There's a guarded fiance to crack, a complicated assignment to deal with, Jared's ex to alienate, and a bunch of snobbish Master Vampires to win over - or offend, whichever. On the upside, things couldn't possibly be any worse, could they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Casie on 07-03-18

In Audio -- WONDERFUL

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This is a great series, The Dark In You, and I'm pleased in is in audio now. I started reading these books on my Kindle and waited breathlessly for each new one. The characters are extremely strong, but hilariously funny--Fletcher is huggable. Watching both Sam and Jared mature was well done and the story for them and their vampiric differences moves along really well. If you like vampires (and believe me there are all kinds of them) you'll enjoy this series. I do suggest you start with the first book, it should be read (and listened to) in order. Ms. Wright's other series are excellent too. Werewolves (2 packs=2 series) the then there are Demons in another series. She has real talent and a great imagination. Keep the stories coming.

  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,917

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-02-18

Oh My Goodness!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Great story, of course, the characters have grown so much. The story moved through intricacies to flesh out the battle that has been coming. Molly remains okay, learning to live wither new type of magic, Eli, Jane and Alex have created their own family with very close relationships with the vampires of New Orleans, and George, "Bruiser." This is a "must read" for anyone who has followed Jane Yellowrock, Have Stakes Will Travel. I'm going back to reread portions of the travels of Jane, it will be fun.

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  • Here Be Sexist Vampires

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Wait!!

  • By B. Valdez on 06-10-18

Worth the Wait!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I've been waiting for this story to become "Audible" since I first read this story on my Kindle several years ago (and I re-read too). Being American, I had some "editing" issues but the story was really interesting and a new twist on vampire "life." There are more stories with Sam and Jared that are totally worth reading and then waiting for the Audible version. Praise for whoever decided to use a male and female to read Sam's and Jared's parts, IT WAS PERFECT. So, Great Story (get a copy) and enjoy the trip to an island.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Game

  • GhostWalkers, Book 1
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,237

A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough happening.

  • By Jane on 12-20-13

A Great Beginning for a series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

The beginning of a great series. I've enjoyed this story and know that I'll enjoy every one of them.

  • Shifting Shadows

  • Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Lorelei King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger... A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great compilation of stories from the Mercy-verse

  • By Malinda on 11-02-14

Filling in the holes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Loved this compendium of "short" stories in the Mercy series. They give us additional in-depth sight into the characters we've read about. I'd love to be able to put each one in their proper place in each of the novels. I've been a fan of this and the Alpha and Omega series' since I found them and await any additional stories anxiously. Please write more.

  • Burn for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 1
  • By: J.T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Diana Luke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441

Jackson "The Beast" Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick's New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fundraiser, Bianca can't refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother's medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum - money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract - and a stunning ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slap slap kiss

  • By lisa cravens on 10-18-17

Laugh Out Loud

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

Only a couple of writers make me laugh out loud while I'm reading (or listening) and J T Geissinger has now joined the list. Great story, characters and narrators. Love always finds a way it's the journey that makes it worthwhile.

  • Magic Binds

  • Kate Daniels, Book 9
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,662
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,644

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she's faced could have prepared her for this.... Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar.... Kate's father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Bella dona on 10-07-16

A little bit of everything! WOW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

If you enjoy great characters, were-animals, vampires, and super battles, you might enjoy this series. I highly recommend it. I hope this book isn't the ending of the story but if it is, it leads to the melding of the disparate groups, a superb battle and a wedding,. The characters of this series are extremely well written and developed with each and every new book. This series was one of my first Kindle purchases and I will continue to purchase them as long as they write them.

  • Feral Sins

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,096

Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised they didn't check my ID

  • By P. Stover on 04-08-13

GREAT STORY/GREAT AUDIO

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Enjoyed the print version and the audio lived up to it. This was the second book I purchased by Ms. Wright. Her characters are realistic, humorous and loveable. I am and will to continue to be an avid fan. If you like werewolves and vampires she has both available to us as readers.